Philly Neighborhood Achieves Inclusive Development And Control Through Community Land Trust

By Steve Dubb, Nonprofitquarterly.org -

In Philadelphia, the Community Justice Land Trust is helping preserve a community in the face of rising land values and speculation in the city’s Eastern North section, near Temple University, [...]

Philadelphia DA’s Office Stonewalls At Hearing For Mumia Abu-Jamal

By John Leslie, Socialistaction.org -

The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office continues to stonewall in the case of Mumia Abu-Jamal. At a court hearing on April 30, prosecutors failed, once again, to produce a memorandum [...]

Protests Erupt At Philly Starbucks Where 2 Black Men Were Arrested For ‘Trespassing’

By Hayley Miller, Huffingtonpost.com -

“Starbucks coffee is anti-black,” the demonstrators chanted Monday morning. Protesters swarmed a Starbucks in Philadelphia on Monday, days after police arrested two black men who had been waiting [...]

Philadelphia City Council Votes To End Cash Bail

By Lizzie Manno, Pastemagazine.com -

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, Philadelphia City Council unanimously voted to end cash bail on Thursday—a system that overwhelmingly punishes poor offenders by forcing them to stay [...]

Public Bank: Time For Philadelphia To Invest In Philadelphia

By Tivoni Devor, Generocity.org -

From what magic bucket of money are we supposed to use to pay for all of this? The Philadelphia Municipal Pension Fund, which covers the pension costs of city workers. This $4 billion fund is [...]

After 16 Years Of Activism, Philadelphia Is Reclaiming Its Public Schools

By Sarah Jaffe, truth-out.org -

By Sarah Jaffe for Truthout - Sarah Jaffe: We are talking on Thursday, and the news today is that Philadelphia is taking back control of its public schools. First off, tell us about the news [...]

Philly Cop Suspended After Shooting Unarmed Black Man

By Jack Burns, www.mintpressnews.com -

By Jack Burns for Mint Press News - Video of the deadly shooting shows Jones running away from the officer, around a vehicle, before being killed by the officer’s bullet. But police do not [...]

Why This Temple Student Is Organizing A March For Black Women: ‘They Matter’

By Sofiya Ballin, www.philly.com -

By Sofiya Ballin for Philly.com The message is fitting. It was Malcolm who said: “The most disrespected woman in America is the black woman. The most unprotected person in America is the black [...]

Judge Rules Environmental Group Can Challenge Sunoco Over Pipeline Eminent Domain

By Jon Hurdle, www.stateimpact.npr.org -

By Jon Hurdle for State Impact NPR - Sunoco Logistics’ use of eminent domain to take private land to build its Mariner East 2 pipeline came into question again on Thursday when a Philadelphia [...]

Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign

By Samantha Winslow, www.labornotes.org -

By Samantha Winslow for Labor Notes - Teachers and their unions turned out for May Day this year in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Oakland, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Seattle. They held [...]

N. Philly Lays Out An Unwelcome Mat For Trump

By Jason Nark and Mensah M. Dean, www.philly.com -

By Jason Nark and Mensah M. Dean for Philly.com. The protest of Trump's visit to North Philadelphia coalesced at Brown and Broad Streets, growing to over 100 people by the time the nominee [...]

In Philadelphia, Progressive Education Organizers Fight ‘Disaster Capitalism’

By Molly Knefel, www.inthesetimes.com -

By Molly Knefel for In These Times - This week, Democrats descended upon the city of Philadelphia, attempting to present themselves as simultaneously progressive enough to be the party of racial, [...]

Bernie Sanders Supporters Just Staged Massive Walkout At DNC

By Zach Cartwright, www.usuncut.com -

By Zach Cartwright for US Uncut - Bernie Sanders delegates are leaving the Wells Fargo Center in droves, protesting the Democratic National Committee’s bias toward Hillary Clinton throughout the [...]

Democratic Convention Draws Thousands Of Protesters To Philadelphia

By Staff, www.AP.org -

By Staff of Associated Press - Thousands of demonstrators took to the sweltering streets of Philadelphia on Sunday, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic [...]

Guide To Philadelphia DNC Media Won’t Show You

By Bob Hennelly, www.salon.com -

By Bob Hennelly for Salon - Just like their Republican counterparts in Cleveland, the delegates to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia will be sequestered far away from the daily misery and [...]

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